The importance of encryption tools lies in one simple fact. Prevention is better than cure.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014: File encryption is of paramount importance nowadays. There are various software that you can use in order to ensure proper protection. Here is a list that will help you with that.
Official Description: CryptoForge™ is easy-to-use file encryption software for personal and professional data security. It allows you to protect the privacy of sensitive files, folders, or email messages, by encrypting them with up to four strong encryption algorithms. Once the information has been encrypted, it can be stored on insecure media or transmitted on an insecure network -like the Internet- and still remain secret. Later, the information can be decrypted into its original form. CryptoForge integrates the strongest encryption available today into the Windows environment.
From the website: GnuPG is the GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880. GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available. Version 2 of GnuPG also provides support for S/MIME.
Official Description:AES Crypt is a file encryption software available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files.
Official Description: AxCrypt is the leading open source file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files.